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Agency to Vote on Funding for Fayette School Consolidation


The West Virginia School Building Authority is set to vote on whether to provide funding for Fayette County’s school consolidation plan.

Fayette County is among 20 counties vying for funding for school construction projects. The authority plans to decide which projects will receive funding on Monday during its quarterly meeting in Charleston.

Fayette County’s school system is seeking up to $39.7 million from the authority to combine Fayetteville, Meadow Bridge, Midland Trail and Oak Hill high schools into a new school. The county would provide $17 million.

The authority had rejected the plan in September, citing a lack of local support. Authority members reversed the decision in November and agreed to consider the plan for funding.